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Finalists for the 2014 Fall Intense Intestines Scholarships

We are proud to announce the finalists for this year’s 2014 Fall Semester Intense Intestines Scholarship.  For the first time, we will be offering two scholarships. The first place recipient will receive a scholarship of $2,500 and the runner up will be receiving a scholarship of $1,000 to put towards their … Read More

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3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis at The Rock Club

The Intense Intestines Foundation is excited to invite you to our 3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis event. In honor of World IBD Day 2014, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis on Saturday, May 17th at The Rock Club in New Rochelle, NY. Similar … Read More

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Hope For The Future by Sarah Brocker

The below post is written by Sarah Brocker, the IIF’s second Intense Intestines Scholarship winner.  I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old and missed 58 days of school that year. At that time, I did not understand the meaning of forever, but I did know that my symptoms were … Read More

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My First Complete Semester with Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach

I am proud and thankful to say that I have finally made it through an entire semester of college. No surgeries, no major flare-ups, no hospitalizations – just a normal old semester. Or at least as normal as a girl at college with Crohn’s and an ostomy can get. I got … Read More

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Will and His Mustache for the IIF

Hello Everyone, My name is William Drakos. I am 27 years old and work as a paramedic in Bridgeport, CT. Every year during the month of November, many of the men I know grow mustaches under the auspices of raising awareness for men’s health, with November being national prostate cancer awareness … Read More

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What Helped Me During My Dark Days with Crohn’s Disease by Brian Greenberg

I’ve continued to think about how IBD awareness is different for everyone more and more since the end of IBD Awareness Week.  While looking back on my journey with IBD, I began to reflect on what allowed me to take back my life from Crohn’s disease in so many ways and … Read More

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Opening Up About My Crohn’s Disease by Lauren Beach (IIF Scholarship Winner)

If I was asked to write a piece like this two years ago, I think my response to it would have been completely different, in fact, I am not sure I wouldhave even been able to answer the question at all. “How do I decide to tell people I have Crohn’s … Read More

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Intense Intestines Events: Magic and Mischief featuring Vinny DePonto

Join the Intestine Intestines Foundation for a night of magic, mischief and fundraising! Magician Vinny DePonto will wow you with his mind reading, tricks and illusions while you help raise critical funds for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomy awareness.  I promise you that you’ll leave saying “How did he do … Read More

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IBD Is Different For Everyone, Even In The Same Family.

As an IBD advocate I find myself talking about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis all the time.  Over the past few years I’ve been amazed at how many families have multiple members with an IBD.  My family has two members who are affected by Crohn’s disease.  Not only do I have … Read More

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Bob Baker Never Stays Quiet About His Ulcerative Colitis and Ostomy

Bob Baker is a true inspiration.  He’s battled ulcerative colitis for years, lives with an ostomy and also is a cancer survivor. Here is just a portion of his story, which he shared with the Intense Intestines Foundation for our Never Stay Quiet campaign. Never Stay Quiet! To help others with … Read More

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Our First Intense Intestines Scholarship Winner: Lauren Beach Shares Some Of Her IBD Story

​Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Beach and I am so thankful to announce that I am the winner of the first ever-Intense Intestines Foundation Scholarship. I am so blessed to have not only won, but to be the first winner of the scholarship. It is my hope that this scholarship … Read More

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Awarding the First Intense Intestines Scholarship

The Intense Intestines Foundation would like to thank all of the applicants who applied for the first IIF scholarship. Our mission is to help those young adults who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease reach their higher education goals and that wouldn’t have been possible without all of your continuous, and much … Read More

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Sara Ringer of Inflamed and Untamed Shares Her IBD Story

We were happy to have Sara Ringer of Inflamed and Untamed attend the 2nd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis this year.  While she was in our neck of the woods, we were happy that she offered to share her IBD and J-pouch story with us for our Never Stay Quit … Read More

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Cycling the Big Apple for IBD and Ostomy Awareness

On May 5th a team of 4 riders and President of the IIF Brian Greenberg, rode 40 miles in the NYC Five Boro Bike Tour to raise awareness for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. The ride totaled 40 miles and went through the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. … Read More

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2nd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis Recap

May 18th was another great day for the IIF.  We held our 2nd Annual Climb for Crohn’s & Colitis event at The Rock Club.  This year was exciting for us as Sara Ringer of Infamed and Untamed flew to the New York City area to help the IIF raise IBD awareness … Read More

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